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                                        MARTIN COUNTY
                          EXCAVATION AND FILL PERMIT APPLICATION
     This application to be used only for excavating or filling activities not associated with a
      building permit or development review and for projects requiring engineering review.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
All applicants are required to contact the Martin County Growth Management Department to obtain information on the
environmental requirements associated with any excavation and fill activities. Copies of all required environmental
documents must be submitted with the Excavation and Fill Application.

ASSOCIATED PERMITS
It is the applicants responsibility to research and obtain all required State and Federal permits for the planned excavation
and fill operation. Copies of these permits must be submitted with the Excavation and Fill Permit Application.

REQUIRED INFORMATION
Please check the following boxes that apply to your lot or parcel and complete the other requested information.

Check the following that apply to your project.
          Land Clearing Is Required                                Land Clearing Is Not Required
          Fill placement Is Required                               Fill placement Is Not Required
          Excavation Is Required                                   Excavation Is Not Required

Has an environmental assessment been performed on this property?               Yes        No
Has a Preserve Area Management Plan been prepared and approved for this parcel?      Yes                             No
(If yes, please submit a copy.)

ZONING DESIGNATION / FUTURE LAND USE: _____________________

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED WORK: ________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: ____________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________
Parcel ID #: ________-________-________-___________-___________-_____________-______

Address of Construction :___________________________________________________________________________

OWNER INFORMATION:
Owner’s Name: _____________________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________
City: __________________________________________ State: ____ Zip: _________ Phone: _____________________
Cell Phone: ____________________ FAX: _____________________ E-mail: __________________________________

CONTRACTOR/ENGINEER INFORMATION:
Contractor’s Name: ______________________________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________
City: __________________________________________ State: ____ Zip: _________ Phone: _____________________
Cell Phone: ____________________ FAX: _____________________ E-mail: __________________________________
Martin County or State License:__________________________________________________________

The property has ___ or has no ___ Gopher tortoise burrows within 10 feet of its boundaries.
Your response to the above question requires a close inspection of this property either by you or an environmental
professional. It is against Florida State law to bury Gopher tortoise. Gopher tortoise are a state listed speciies of special
concern. Please refer questions concerning relocating Gopher tortoise to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission at 1-561-625-5122 in West Palm Beach.

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                                     EXCAVATION ESTIMATE WORKSHEET
  REQUIRED INFORMATION: Please complete only if excavating on the lot or parcel, includes excavating for ponds or
                                                  lakes.

Amount of material to be excavated (In cubic yards): _______________
Will fill be hauled off site?   Yes           No
If yes, the amount of fill to hauled off site: _______________ Destination of fill: __________________________________

Basic hauling route: ________________________________________________________________________________

Is dredging required?          Yes         No
If yes, describe location of dredging: ___________________________________________________________________
Will dredge material be hauled off site?       Yes       No
If yes, state destination: _____________________________________________________________________________




                                           FILL ESTIMATE WORKSHEET
                     REQUIRED INFORMATION: Please complete only if fill is being hauled onto site.

Amount of fill to be added to site (In cubic yards): _______________

Source of fill: ______________________________________________________________________________________

Excavation permit number for source of fill: ______________________________________________________________

Basic hauling route: ________________________________________________________________________________




                                              CLEARING WORKSHEET
                    REQUIRED INFORMATION: Please complete only if clearing debris or vegetation.

Total Parcel Area: _________________               Total Sq. Ft. to be Cleared: _________________

Type of Clearing: Native Vegetation               Non-Native Vegetation            Non-Vegetetative Debris

EXCAVATION AND FILL PERMIT FEES
RESIDENTIAL:
The permit application fee for excavation and/or fill on a residential parcel is $400.00

RENEWALS:
Excavation and fill permits last one year from date of issue. They may be renewed twice at a cost of one half the original
application fee ($200.00)

HAULING FEE:
$.21 per cubic yard shall be charged for all material hauled over County roads.




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                         EXCAVATION AND FILL PERMITAPPLICATION

                              OWNER/CONTRACTOR AFFIDAVIT:

APPLICATION IS HEREBY MADE TO OBTAIN A PERMIT TO DO THE WORK AS INDICATED. I CERTIFY THAT NO
WORK HAS COMMENCED PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF A PERMIT. IN CONSIDERATION OF THE GRANTING OF
THIS REQUESTED PERMIT, I DO HEREBY AGREE THAT I WILL, IN ALL RESPECTS, PERFORM THE WORK IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPROVED PLANS AND THE MARTIN COUNTY DODE. PLAN REVISIONS MAY BE
DONE BY THE PERMIT HOLDER BUT, MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO IMPLIMINTATION. A POSTING OF THE
LAND CLEARING PERMIT IS REQUIRED THROUGHOUT THE LAND CLEARING PROCESS.

I CERTIFY THAT ALL INFORMATION IS ACCURATE AND THAT ALL WORK WILL BE DONE IN COMPLIANCE WITH
ALL APPLICABLE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS.


_______________________________________                 ______________________________________
NAME OF OWNER (print)                                   NAME OF CONTRACTOR/ENGINEER (print)


_______________________________________                 ______________________________________
SIGNATURE OF OWNER                                      SIGNATURE OF CONTRACTOR/ENGINEER


DATE: _________________________________                 DATE:_________________________________



SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED BEFORE ME                       SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED BEFORE ME

THIS         DAY OF             20                      THIS          DAY OF            20_____

BY                                                      BY___________________________________


______________________________________                  ______________________________________
NOTARY PUBLIC, STATE OF FL.                             NOTARY PUBLIC, STATE OF FL.


PERSONALLY KNOWN __________                             PERSONALLY KNOWN __________

PRODUCED ID __________                                  PRODUCED ID __________

TYPE: ________________________________                  TYPE:________________________________




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                    EXCAVATION AND FILL PERMIT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
All applicable requirements of the Martin County Codes of Laws and Ordinances, Land Development Regulations and the
Martin County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan must be met.

If construction disturbs more than one acre you are required to obtain an FDEP, NPDES, Stormwater Discharge Permit.
Information can be found at: www.dep.state.fl.us/water/stormwater/npdes/construction3.htm

PLAN REQUIREMENTS
The applicant must submit four (4) sets of a site plan, including a topographic survey, extending, where possible, 50 feet
beyond the property boundary, signed and sealed by a Florida registered engineer and/or land surveyor, as appropriate,
showing the area of the proposed excavation or fill. Plans must be scale drawings, Maximum size: 24”x36”. No taped on
pieces or white out allowed. The plan shall include the following:
    1. The location and extent of excavation or fill including dimensions to all property lines.
    2. All wells and septic systems within 100 feet of the perimeter of the excavation shall be located and shown on the
        site plan.
    3. The location of the permit display.
    4. Cross sections showing:
             a. Elevation of existing ground.
             b. Peak elevation of proposed fill.
             c. Lowest point of proposed excavation.
             d. Typical side slopes.
             e. Driveways with associated fill and side slopes.
    5. Littoral, upland and transitional buffer zones.
    6. Location of all wetlands within 200’ of any excavation and 50’ of fill placement.
    7. Erosion control methods including location and installation detail.
    8. Location of warning signs for excavations that create an open body of water.
    9. If any culverts are being installed, indicate on the plans: the location, diameter, length, invert elevations at intake
        and discharge and culvert construction material.
    10. Include on the site plan a statement that addresses hours of operation. All activities within the site, including, but
        not limited to, digging, loading trucks, excavating, dredging, rock crushing, and hauling of fill from the site shall be
        conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on
        Saturday.
    11. Provide a statement on the site plan that all disturbed areas shall be stabilized with sod or other suitable method
        within 30 days of vegetation removal or fill placement.

APPLICABILITY
Any person proposing to excavate, fill or mine any real property in unincorporated Martin County shall first obtain a Martin
County Excavation and Fill Permit in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Martin County Code of Ordinances,
the Land Development Regulations and the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan, unless such activity is specifically
exempted.

Excavation or filling of less than 100 cubic yards. Any excavation or filling of less than 100 cubic yards shall not be
required to obtain an excavation and filling permit. Compliance with all applicable Comprehensive Plan, LDR and Code
provisions and county engineering standards and good engineering practices is required for any excavation and filling in
conjunction with an exempted application for proposed development approval. However, such activities are exempted
from any requirement for littoral, upland and transitional zone planting.

Excavation and/or filling of 100 cubic yards up to, but not including, 10,000 cubic yards. Any excavation or filling of 100
cubic yards up to, but not including, 10,000 cubic yards that is not in conjunction with an application for a building permit
or other development order shall be required to file an application for an excavation and filling permit

Excavation and/or filling of more than 10,000. If no fill is to be hauled off site an Excavation and Fill Permit is required.
If fill is proposed to be hauled onto or off the site a Major Development Review shall be required. Contact the Growth
Management Department for details on the Development Review process.

Bona fide agricultural activities. Certain excavation and filling activities that are in association with bona fide agricultural
activities shall not be required to file a separate application for an excavation and filling permit providing there is no
hauling of fill from the site. Compliance with all applicable Comprehensive Plan, LDR and Code provisions and county
engineering standards and good engineering practices is required.


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ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
All applicants are required to contact the Martin County Growth Management Department to obtain information on the
environmental requirements associated with any excavation and fill activities. Sites that contain upland or wetland habitat
shall include a detailed environmental assessment and a preserve area management plan (PAMP) conducted by a
qualified environmental professional. Copies of all required environmental documents must be submitted with the
Excavation and Fill Application.

DEWATERING
Dewatering if needed will require a detailed plan and approval from Martin County Engineering Department and the South
Florida Water Management District.

HOURS OF OPERATION
All activities within the site, including, but not limited to, digging, loading trucks, excavating, dredging, rock crushing, and
hauling of fill from the site shall be conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday unless otherwise determined by the Martin County Engineering Department.

ASSOCIATED PERMITS
It is the applicant’s responsibility to research and obtain all required State and Federal permits for the planned excavation
and fill operation. Copies of these permits must be submitted with the Excavation and Fill Permit Application.

Agricultural Ranchette
 1. Excavations for agricultural activities, involving the care or raising of animals, on parcels with a future land use
designation of agricultural ranchette or rural may be exempt from the littoral planting requirements provided all of the
following criteria are met:
 a. An excavation and fill permit is obtained and all other requirements of the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan
and the Martin County Land Development Regulations are met.
 b. Construction of ponds is limited to a surface area less than or equal to one-half acre and a maximum of eight feet
     below the wet season water table.

FILL STANDARDS
Fill quality. Fill material for any loadbearing purpose shall be free of roots, boards, organic matter, and other debris which
may adversely affect the loadbearing capacity. In order to be used for purposes other than loadbearing, fill containing
muck, peat, clay, unstable soils, organic matter, trash, liquid or solid wastes, or any form of debris that is subject to
consolidation, disintegration, erosion, or encourages the presence of insects, termites or vermin will require the approval
of the Martin County Engineering Department.

Maximum side slopes. Side slopes shall not exceed one foot vertical to four feet horizontal except for special cases as
approved by the Martin County Engineering Department.

Fill source. The permittee shall designate the source of fill. No fill permit shall be issued where there is not a current valid
excavation permit, if required, for the source of the fill. If the source of fill is outside of the county, it shall be so stated on
the application.

Stabilization. Areas to be filled shall be contained to prevent runoff and degradation of buffer zone vegetation within a
minimum of 24 hours prior to the filling and shall be stabilized with sod or other suitable method within 30 days of
vegetation removal or fill placement.

EXCAVATION STANDARDS

Minimum distance from roadways. No excavation shall be allowed within 20 feet of any road right-of-way or easement as
measured from the top of bank of the excavated area unless approved by the Martin County Engineering Department.

Minimum distance from property lines. No excavation shall be permitted within 50 feet of any property line as measured
from the top of bank of the excavated area unless approved by the Martin County Engineering Department. Excavation for
water control conveyances such as swales or ditches or for any purpose consistent with this division shall not be
permitted closer than 50 feet from property lines.

Well and septic setback. If an excavation that will result in the creation of open surface water is proposed on a lot with an
existing well or septic system, the excavation must be set back a minimum of 75 feet from the well or septic system. If a
75-foot setback cannot be achieved on the lot, the maximum setback attainable must be used.

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Underground utilities. Prior to the start of an excavation, all underground utilities shall be located by the applicant through
the appropriate agencies. All underground and aboveground utilities shall be protected by the applicant for the duration of
the excavation activity. Utility service shall be maintained for the duration of the construction activity.

STORMWATER REGULATIONS FOR EXISTING SUBDIVISIONS
Lots within subdivisions with approved stormwater management plans. In all subdivisions that have an approved
stormwater management plan, all new development must be in compliance with the approved plan. A site plan, complete
with topographic information that is in compliance with this division, must be submitted for review prior to the issuance of
the building permit. If the lot grading plan of the approved stormwater management plan does not contain sufficient
information to verify that the lot being permitted will drain in accordance with the overall plan, sufficient information must
be supplied to verify that the lot drainage will comply with the overall stormwater management plan.

Lots within subdivisions without approved stormwater management plans.
1. For lots in subdivisions that do not have an approved stormwater management plan, the lot must be developed in a
manner that ensures minimal impact of the runoff of the lot on adjacent property. Any or all of the following shall be
required to have the absolute minimal impact on adjacent property.
a. Swales along the property lines of the lot.
b. Berms along the property lines of the lot.
c. Swales adjacent to the road and driveway culverts.
d. Grading of the site to direct runoff away from adjacent lots.
e. Stem walls or extended footers.
f. Gutters and downspouts that direct roof runoff away from adjacent lots.
2. A site plan, complete with topographic information that is in compliance with this division, shall be submitted for review
prior to the issuance of the building permit. The topographic information must be sufficient to verify the predevelopment
drainage in the vicinity of the lot and the proposed post-development drainage.
3. The finished floor elevation of the structure shall not be higher than the finished floor elevation on the approved site
plan unless approved by the County Engineer in cooperation with the County Building Official. A pumped drainfield shall
be required if the requirements for a gravity drainfield cause the finished floor elevation to be higher than the flood
protection elevation, unless the applicant can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the County Engineer that the increased
floor elevation will not impact the adjacent properties.
4. Fill placed on the lot shall be limited to the minimum necessary for construction of the building.
5. The maximum slope of fill on the lot, including the fill for a septic system, must not exceed 4:1 (H:V).
6. The toe of the fill must be set back from the property line a sufficient distance to allow for the construction of any
required side and rear lot swales necessary to direct the runoff from the lot to the street or other suitable outfall as
approved by the county engineer.
7. Off-site runoff that flows to or through the lot shall be conveyed to the roadside swale or approved outfall. This flow
shall not be blocked by the new construction.

Wetland Protection
Wetland protection. Wetlands shall be protected from any negative impacts, which may result from construction,
excavation, maintenance or monitoring activities.
 a. Excavation and/or filling shall not occur within wetlands or the buffer zone surrounding the wetlands except in
compliance with a PAMP approved by the Planning and Development Services Department.
 b. A minimum 200-foot-wide separation shall be maintained between any wetland and any excavation unless an
alternative plan utilizing an impermeable barrier is approved.
 c. Excavation must be contained to prevent runoff and degradation of buffer zone vegetation a minimum of 24 hours
prior to the work and shall be stabilized with sod or other suitable method within 30 days of vegetation removal.
 d. Wetland buffers, buffer protection areas and upland preserve areas shall be protected from excavation, construction
and other building maintenance activities.

Water management standards
 1. Maximum lake depth. Lake depth shall not exceed 15 feet as measured from the wet season water table to the lake
bottom. A lake may be excavated to 20 feet below the wet season water table with the submission of a soil and geological
assessment prepared by a State of Florida registered engineer.
2. The maximum slope of lake areas from top of bank to a depth of three feet below the control elevation shall not
exceed one foot vertical to four feet horizontal. The slope of lake area below a depth of three feet from the control
elevation shall not exceed one foot vertical to two feet horizontal.
3. Wet season water table. The wet season water table shall be the highest water table described in either the "Detailed
Soil Map Units" section or table 17, "Water Features," of the USDA Soil Survey of Martin County Area, Florida. A different
water table elevation may be used if competent evidence prepared by a Florida registered engineer demonstrates, to the
satisfaction of the Engineering Department, that the water table is different from that shown in the soil survey.



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RECLAMATION
All disturbed excavation areas shall be reclaimed, and reclamation shall begin immediately following excavation or each
phase of excavation, whichever occurs first. All disturbed and reclaimed areas shall be planted or seeded with a
permanent native ground cover to reduce the loss of topsoil due to water and wind erosion, to prevent the establishment
of prohibited plant species and to provide adequate growing conditions for reclamation planting requirements.
1. Planting of excavated lakes or ponds shall occur no later than 30 days after the completion of the excavation.
2. The littoral zone shall include a total area of at least ten square feet per linear foot of lake perimeter. The lake
perimeter shall be measured at the control elevation of the lake. The littoral zone planting area consists of that area
between one foot above control water elevation to four feet below control water elevation.

PERMITTING PROCEDURES
Display of the permit. The permittee shall maintain a copy of the excavation and filling permit on the site during the entire
permit period, fully visible and at the location shown on the approved site plan.

Permit expiration. All excavation and filling permits shall automatically expire one year from the date of issuance.

Renewal. A request for renewal of an excavating and/or fill permit may be made for a maximum cumulative renewal
period of three years beyond the original date of issuance. Each renewal shall not exceed a period of one year and shall
require the updating of and re-review of the application, to include, but not to be limited to, the excavation and/or filling
activity remaining to be completed, and the payment the renewal fee, which is $200.00 per renewal. The renewal shall
subject the remaining excavation and/or filling activity to the regulations in effect at the time of the renewal.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
As-built excavation and filling site plan. An excavation and filling record drawing signed and sealed by a Florida registered
professional engineer, a Florida registered professional surveyor, or a Florida registered professional landscape architect
as appropriate, shall be provided to the Martin County Engineering Department at the completion of the permitted activity.
The record drawing shall contain sufficient information to document that all requirements of the permit have been met and
shall include cross sections of the excavation or fill and a drawing which locates the extent of the excavation or fill and the
distance to all property lines.

Compliance certification. Within 30 days of the completion of the excavation and/or filling, a Florida registered
professional engineer, a Florida registered professional surveyor or a Florida registered professional landscape architect
shall certify that the excavation was constructed in substantial conformance with the plans and specifications approved by
the county.




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